There’s plenty of cool shipping container architecture that’s popped up around the city in recent years, from a retrofitted carriage house to the home of a radio station. But the title of first (legal) home built entirely of recycled containers goes to this architectural gem in Williamsburg, made of six stacked containers totaling 1,600 square feet. The lovely, 320-square-foot ground-floor apartment is now up for rent through Airbnb for a surprisingly affordable $96/night.
As Untapped noted back in 2013 when the project was complete, each 8′ x 40′ container cost $1,500 and is insulated with NASA ceramic-infused paint. It was designed and built by builder David Boyle and architect and NYIT professor Michele Bertomen.
Though small, the rental apartment has a separate living room and bedroom, bathroom, and kitchenette. Between the bed and fold-down sofa, it can accommodate four people.
There’s also a lovely front yard, access to the roof deck (with permission from the owners, who live on the second and third floors), and a community garden next door.
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Stay in NYC’s first shipping container home in Williamsburg for $96/night : 6sqft